Apple Crisp is a luscious breakfast or dessert recipe that is amazing. What? Breakfast, you say?? Seriously? Yes, we love this Apple Crisp recipe for breakfast. Of course, you can serve it for a dinner dessert, too, but this is a great side for any kind of country breakfast.
It’s filled with lots of apples and cinnamon and also has a terrific oatmeal topping. It’s wonderful served right out of the oven with sausage and eggs, hash brown potatoes and biscuits. Yes, it’s quite heavenly. Your family will be sold on this delicious item included in their special occasion breakfasts from now on!
Years ago in the early 2000s when we were teaching a 30s and 40s Sunday school class one of the ladies’ brought this delicious item in for breakfast. It was divine! Even though Apple Crisp is traditionally made for dessert, I started serving this for breakfast brunches after that time.
I’ve made it with fresh apples, canned apples, and apple pie filling and it comes out spectacular each time. Currently, I usually use 3 or 4 cans of apple pie filling just because it’s so easy, but if you have an orchard nearby and you’re trying to use up fresh apples this is a great recipe to consider.
So whether you are in the mood for Apple Crisp for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it’s a superb sweet dish that you’re family will come to love. If you want to add peaches and/or pears you can do that with ease with this recipe. Every combination works wonderfully. So get cracking and you will be smacking your lips in no time as you wolf down the delectable tastes of apples, cinnamon and oatmeal (and ice cream) when you make a batch of this great breakfast, uh, dessert.
When I initially posted this recipe in April 2013 it was before I started using my Canon camera for pictures. I was still using an iPhone so my pictures were not quite as crisp and clear as I would have liked. Even though this recipe has almost 3,000 pins on Pinterest, I still wanted to update the recipe (June 2016). I did so by making it for a New Member’s Luncheon at our church last weekend. While I served it for dessert, it’s still exceptionally good for breakfast too. 🙂
Apple Crisp is divine–and really quick and easy to make. We love this delicious recipe!
Apple Crisp is a sumptuous recipe for either breakfast or dinner! It’s wonderful served a la mode as a dessert.
I served this for a brunch last weekend. Yum.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. I recommend Lucky Leaf premium apple pie filling because it’s filled with fruit instead of half a can of sauce like some of the cheaper pie fillings.
I used 4 cans of apple pie filling. You can also use 10 cups of apples but I wasn’t in the mood to peel that many apples! Place apple pie filling in a bowl. Add sugar, cinnamon and UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
Stir to combine.
Place apple pie mixture in a 9×13″ casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Pour water over top.
I used these ingredients for the streusel topping.
In a mixing bowl, melt butter. Add brown sugar, UNBLEACHED flour, oatmeal, baking soda and baking powder.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Crumble oatmeal topping over top of apples.
Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
Dish up with serving spoon. This gooey dessert is great topped with ice cream.
This recipe is so quick and easy to put together. You can have this ready for the oven in about 15 minutes and ready to serve hot out of the oven in about an hour!
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe from DeLona Laxton, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX; source: adapted from allrecipes.com)
- [b]APPLE LAYER:[/b][br]
- 3 or 4 cans [url href=”http://www.luckyleaf.com/” target=”_blank”]Lucky Leaf[/url] Premium apple pie filling or 3-4 cans fried apples
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 heaping tablespoon UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ cup water
- [b]STREUSEL TOPPING:[/b][br]
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350°.[br]
- Mix apple pie filling, sugar, flour, and cinnamon and pour into a greased or sprayed 9×13” baking dish.
- Pour water evenly over all.[br]
- Mix oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter.
- Crumble evenly over apple mixture.
- Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes.
Doesn’t this look yummy? We like eating Apple Crisp just as much for breakfast as we do as a dessert.
I’m ready to sink my teeth into this fabulous Apple Crisp right now. It is so simple and easy to make, but is very high on taste!